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Why athlete Dawn Higgins has swapped the track for the catwalk

From the moment Dawn Higgins could walk, she wanted to run. She loved to race and constantly challenged people to sprint against her. And when her dad first took her to Maindy Stadium in Cardiff at the tender age of nine, she was well and truly hooked. From that moment, she trained hard and her raw talent and determination put …

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Review: Martin Rossiter – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

There’s a strange kind of chemistry in the air as Martin Rossiter takes to the stage at Clwb – one of those unquantifiably beautiful moments when all the stars align to shine as brightly as the super moon lighting up the night sky outside. Whether it’s because it’s the final show of the musician’s whistlestop four date UK tour and …

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Jack Widdowson trial: Mohammed Ali Mohamoed jailed for vicious attack on ballet dancer

A man has been jailed for 13 years for a vicious attack on a ballet dancer in Cardiff city centre. Jack Widdowson, 19, from Somerset, had his neck broken in the attack by Mohammed Ali Mohamoed, 28, in Cardiff in November 2011. Mohamoed, of Splott, Cardiff, was today cleared by a jury at Cardiff Crown Court of a charge of …

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‘Thousands’ without water in Cardiff after damage to city water main

Thousands of homes in Cardiff are without water this afternoon due to problems with a city water main. Welsh Water said households in Canton, Ely, Riverside and Grangetown are all experiencing problems after a contractor damaged a water main in the Ely area. A team is on site repairing the damage, and water supplies are expected to start returning by …

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Cardiff council step in to make safe historic Coal Exchange Building

Cardiff  council is to carry-out emergency work to make safe one of the city’s most iconic buildings – with the goal of it once again being at the heart of a vibrant commercial quarter in the capital. Work on the grade two listed  Coal Exchange Building is required to alleviate the danger of part of it collapsing. The authority is …

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Wales Under-20s make two changes for Junior World Championship final showdown with England

Wales Under-20 head Danny Wilson has made two changes and one positional ahead of the side’s Junior World Championship final (kick-of 5.45pm, S4C) against England tomorrow in France. Carwyn Jones has recovered from a neck sprain to take his place at lock alongside Rhodri Hughes, while Elliot Dee starts at hooker and Jack Jones moves from lock to blindside flanker …

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Connie Fisher: ‘My vocal condition left me sounding more like Marge Simpson than Maria’

West End singer Connie Fisher may joke that she now sounds like Marge Simpson from The Simpsons but she hasn’t let that hold her back. The singer, who found fame on the TV talent show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, discovered she had congenital sulcus vocalis in 2011. The condition, which means the singer has holes in …

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Why Only Boys Aloud’s Russell Jones loves singing to residents in care homes

He has sung to the nation on prime-time TV and performed live to crowds of thousands. But Only Boys Aloud singing sensation Russell Jones says there is one audience he really loves performing to – residents at Wales’ care homes. Russell, whose dad – also Russell – died of cancer four year ago, says music keeps his memories of his …

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‘Emergency’ called at Cardiff Airport after Thomson flight gets into difficulty landing

A “full emergency” was called at Cardiff Airport this evening after a Thomson plane had difficulties landing – 24 hours after a similar drama with another of the holiday company’s flights into the Welsh capital.             According to the South Wales Aviation Group the flight, a Thomson Boeing 757 from Lanzarote, suffered problems with the landing flaps on its wings …

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England lose Champions Trophy final to India

England allowed an overdue piece of history to slip from their grasp as India instead won today’s Champions Trophy final by five runs at Edgbaston. The hosts, still without a one-day international global tournament win after 38 years of trying and 17 attempts, reached 110 for four by the 18th over in pursuit of 129 for seven in a match …

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